Singer, pianist and guitar player Mickey Jupp, once known as the ‘white Chuck Berry’ formed his rock’n’roll band Legend in the late 1960s. Based in Southend On Sea, Legend was championed by the late John Peel and beloved of pub rock fans.

This ‘Legend’ album is not to be confused with a subsequent Vertigo release, also called ‘Legend’ (aka ‘The Red Boot’ album). The musicians on the first Legend album, formed in 1969, comprised Mickey Jupp, Chris East (vocals, harmonica), Steve Geere (bass) and Nigel Dunbar (drums).

They recorded this album for Bell Records in one eight hour session, featuring such acoustic blues songs as ‘Natural Gas’, together with driving rockers ‘Doncaster By Pass’ and ‘Twenty Carat Rocker’.

This version of Legend broke up after just one gig, so their album has become a legendary souvenir and a collectors’ item not to be missed.


01. National Gas
02. Heather On The Hill
03. Tombstone
04. Come Back Baby
05. City
06. a) Good Boy / b) Groovette
07. Wouldn’t You
08. Doncaster By-pass
09. Twenty Carat Rocker
10. Bartender’s Blues
11. Good Money
12. Shinding
13. National Gas (Mono)
14. Heather On The Hill (Mono)
15. Tombstone (Mono)
16. Come Back Baby (Mono)
17. City (Mono)
18. a) Good Boy / b) Groovette (Mono)
19. Wouldn’t You (Mono)
20. Doncaster By-pass (Mono)
21. Twenty Carat Rocker (Mono)
22. Bartender’s Blues (Mono)
23. Good Money (Mono)
24. Shinding (Mono)

Bonus Tracks
25. National Gas (Single Mix)
26. Wouldn’t You (Single Mix)
27. Georgia George, Part 1
28. July
29. Foxfield Junction

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: REP5066
  • Format: CD (Digisleeve)

Purchase Links

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